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Baton Rouge Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Affordable Day-CATION

a nice small local attraction! very affordable, tickets were reasonable and so were snacks and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Cathy M
New Orleans, United States
Affordable, clean, and excellent habitats

I loved how many of the habitats had a theme and were decorated. The tiger and monkeys put on a... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Katie B
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  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“train ride”(25 reviews)
“animals seem”(5 reviews)
“family outing”(3 reviews)
More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area, tram and train rides make this a family-friendly attraction.
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3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1672
+1 225-775-3877
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I loved how many of the habitats had a theme and were decorated. The tiger and monkeys put on a show for us the day we went; you could hear them cutting up across the entire zoo. The train ride around the perimeter allowed us...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Tigers and others animal exhibits were vacant. Place looks borderline abandoned so its overpriced. Skip it

3  Thank adren12
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Baton Rouge Zoo is a great little city owned and operated Zoo although it was extremely hot and most of the animals were in the shade or inside their enclosures to escape the heat it still was a great layout, very much a park-like setting...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The zoo was a great idea before leaving town. The price was very reasonable, the zoo was clean, many animals were out and about and the staff was very friendly. Julia did a great job with a critter chat at the giraffe exhibit. Our kids...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I had a couple of hours to kill before my flight home, so I visited the zoo since it is near the airport. It is a small zoo, but has some good exhibits, including the tiger. Some animal cages seem to be empty and dover...More

Thank BNA-Wanderlust
Reviewed 30 June 2018

definitely a must see, lots of resting places for people old or young! The crew people are very acknowledged.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

It's a small zoo and needs some attention and care. My grandkids enjoyed the visit and the gift shop. I guess the highlight was the train ride.

Thank 2016Ellie
Reviewed 19 June 2018

a nice small local attraction! very affordable, tickets were reasonable and so were snacks and other attractions!

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a smaller zoo with a wide variety of animals and exhibits. Visiting here is like walking into a menagerie in your own backyard.

Thank Lance M
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I've been to a lot of zoo's in my life - it's one of my favorite places to visit. So I guess in went to the BR zoo expecting it to live up to the other's I've visited. They don't have many animals, not much...More

3  Thank theaimes87
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Linda A
3 May 2018|
Response from 409gingerg | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen pets/ dogs at the zoo. Possibly may allow service dogs, I would call